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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
that in every speech he has made so far. there you see the obama offer in terms of what he has put on the table. he would like to see a bunch of new taxes particularly tax 92 creases, $960 billion and the key here is that what the president has offered in all told is $1.6 trillion in new tax revenues and what the speaker countered with today was $800 billion. you can see how far apart the two men are. there is a lot of negotiating to be done between here and there. >> what is your guesstimate on a counter? >> i think we have a counter at some point in the next couple of days. where they go in terms of those numbers i don't know because this would be the first time that either party has to move far off of its talking points. both parties made offers that are basically what the talking points are. now we get to the nitty-gritty. who is willing to show a little leg and compromise. >> quite a metaphor. >> whoa! >> you show a little leg. >> rise above, show a little leg. it's all the same. thank you. >> poor guy he is doing a serious report -- >> and then you guys chime in. >> the "fast money" hound
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am EST
this morning, but let's start with that big story that joe was just talking about. president obama speaking to the business round table today, attending to the group's quarterly meeting of ceos. jim mcnerny says including meaningful and comprehensive tax and entitlement reforms. this is the number one story that we've been talking about every morning here since the election. fiscal cliff, big, big issue. there are now, it seems, growing numbers of people on both the right and the left who would like to see us just go over that fiscal cliff. how big of a problem would that be? >> that would be a big problem. i actually still believe that those -- the democrats, the administration, republicans in the final analysis don't want to see that happen. they do understand that not only would that present a problem in the near term as we went over the cliff at the end of the year, but we still then have the whole debt ceiling fight that would transpire shortly into the new year. the issue isn't simply the negative result of going over the cliff, but it's also that business, consumers, everybody contin
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